Dozens of abducted Chibok girls feared killed in military airstrikes

Members of the Bring Back Our Girls group campaigning for the release of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists march to meet with the Nigerian president in Abuja, on July 8, 2015. Members of the BringBackOurGirls campaign group marched on July 8 to meet President Mohammadu Buhari to pressure him to end the deadly Boko Haram insurgency and free 219 schoolgirls held by the group since April 2014. AFP PHOTO / PHILIP OJISUA (Photo credit should read PHILIP OJISUA/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Bring Back Our Girls group campaigning for the release of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists march to meet with the Nigerian president in Abuja, on July 8, 2015. Members of the BringBackOurGirls campaign group marched on July 8 to meet President Mohammadu Buhari to pressure him to end the deadly Boko Haram insurgency and free 219 schoolgirls held by the group since April 2014. AFP PHOTO / PHILIP OJISUA (Photo credit should read PHILIP OJISUA/AFP/Getty Images)

A number of kidnapped Chibok girls may have been killed in an ongoing military airstrikes on Boko Haram positions in Sambisa forest.

Ahmad Salkida, a journalist with links to Boko Haram, in a series of tweets yesterday on his Tweeter Handle @ContactSalkida, confirmed watching “horrifying” images of some of the Chibok girls allegedly killed by the Nigerian military airstrikes.

Salkida said the video was exclusively released to him by Abubakar Shekau, the ousted leader of militant group.

“I’m studying the video of the Chibok girls that was sent exclusively to me before their abductors upload on it You Tube later, @ BBOG_Nigeria,” he tweeted.

Salkida had earlier tweeted: ”Just in: Jama’atu Ahlil Sunnah Li-Da’awati Wal-Jihad #BH has released a video showing the abducted #Chibokgirls and restating their demands.

“This is the second time Shekau has ordered a video of the girls to be released to the public, since the abduction of the girls 852 days ago.”

“Many of the girls can be seen in the video, a Chibok Girl speaks in mother tongue and narrates how airstrikes has killed dozens of her mates.” READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

SOURCES: Daily Post online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.